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Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
tonight waiting to see what's next after the u.s. and british forces fire on moammar gadhafi's regime. libyan state television is reporting 48 fatalities in the missile assault and claims most of the victims are children, but that has not been confirmed by u.s. sources. of course gadhafi is vowing to fight back. the u.s. is leading a coalition of some 20 nations in what's being called operation odyssey dawn. welcome to the news edge, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. the strikes are clearing the way for european and other planes. craig, what can you tell us? >> will and maurine, three u.s. and navy destroyers along with british vessels fired more than 110tomahawk missiles. >> today i authorized the armed force of the united states to begin a limited military action in libya. >> speaking to reporters while on an overseas trip, president obama announced a joint military effort has begunfiring on key targets inside libya. the move comes after top world leaders met in paris to decide on a course of action against moammar gadhafi's continued aggression against rebel forces. >> this
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Mar 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
right now. >> that does it for us this morning. stay tuned for fox news sunday. have a good day. >> chris: i'm chri chris walla. the latest on the battle in libya and the nuclear crisis in japan. right now on "fox news sunday." missile strikes. the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles as coalition forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we'll have an update on talk with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen live on "fox news sunday." then two leading senators weigh in on the mix, lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works t work contain a nr disaster. we will get the latest from japan and talk with the secretary of energy steven chu. plus, we ask our sunday panel if the president is taking the lead on these issues or following. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington where we are tracking two major stories. we have a reporter in libya where the u.s. and its allies are using military force to protect the antiqaddafi rebels. and in japan, where officials are making progress toward brin
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
and requested the very same documentation we used in our investigation but brown writes the information has not been provided to me which he minds disrespectful. >> we will put forth some to have same questions that came out in the story asked for answers we will have sessions here we will be questioning about all these issues. >> chairman brown says he knows a thing or two about upsetting tax payers after his own recent problems with thriving high priced city vehicles. >> there will be tax payers to say why is kwami brown after the trouble he has been through this week going to be the guy in charge looking how the money is being spent. >> well, one, the trucks have been returned, two, i have said that i would compensate for the time i used the vehicles, no taxpayer dollars currently spent further, and we are moving on. so i mean i think that is how you take responsibility you own up, make sure it goes back, don't throw anyone under the bus take full responsibility. >> you expect that same forth rightness from him. >>> yes, we expect the board of trustees to demand that. >> he expects to se
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
reporting live for us tonight. stay with fox 5 for continuing coverage of the-- the lulu lemon murder. look for the link in the hot topics bar near the top of the home page. >>> in libya tonight, u.s. fighter pilots are enforcing a no-fly zone over libya after a barrage of allied missiles struck anti-aircraft defenses but there are big questions moving forward about how long and how far the u.s. will go as it involves itself in a war. tom fitzgerald in the news room now and the president sought to answer a few of the questions today. >> he did, brian. and the president is in chile tonight as he continues his trip in latin america. in a news conference this afternoon, president obama said moving forward, the u.s. is going to take on a diminished role in this operation but clearly tonight the u.s. military is in the lead in libya. u.s. military officials say so far the no-fly zone is proving successful. as two days of attacks by the u.s. and allies, gadhafi has been unable to launch new air attacks against other forces. >> we have spent considerable effort to degrade libya's machines military
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Mar 5, 2011 9:00am EST
us safer. >>> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that run towards the noise, not away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> reporter: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11, the planes that crashed in washington, dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. >> and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center and make a large north american bald eagle out of it on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. >> reporter: scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> if we were going to use steel and aluminum in an eagle. we could use the steel in a ship. >> reporter: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he had worked at the air
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
weather to the west of us and we'll see some rain but only in the overnight hours. so get out today and do whatever you need to do. because the unsettled weather pattern is sticking around for the next day or so that we'll have to deal with that, once we get past today. otherwise not doing too bad as far as our temperatures are concerned. right now we're into the 50s and the upper 40s. 50 degrees at dulles. 52 at d.c. 50 degrees at baltimore. winds are fairly light as well. we don't have to deal with them at all today. we're going to be fairly nice with a northerly flow. so cooler today than yesterday. so be prepared for that. but overall not bad. a northerly wind from 5-10 miles per hour, partly sunny for this morning, increasing clouds this afternoon and that's all ahead of the frontal system that is to the south of us going to gradually move to the north and as i said, as we move through into tonight in the overnight hours, that's when we are expecting to see the rain return. so just be prepared if you are doing anything in the late hours, you'll need your umbrella so keep it handy and
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Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out in an assistance capacity for the japanese red cross. >> there are also pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet, because they've been cut off by roads that have been destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded. those are the people we're really worried about. >> reporter: the good news about this disaster with so many assets already in place in japan at the naval base, the naval sta
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
away from the stricken plant. they are then tested for radiation exposure. japan is using a helicopter to dump water on the reactors and u.s. scientists are joining the effort to help prevent a full meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focused now on helping in any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief suppliesment on the ground search continues for survivors as the death toll markets. and the stock market rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both the nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, jap an will face years of recovery. japan's defense ministry said the water drops seen on tv were a drill and there are no plans to dump water on the to the nuclear reactors. damages are now estimated between $150 up to nearly $200 billion and that's without the possible nuclear meltdown. allison and tony. >> sherry ly, thank you so much. >>> the priority is keeping the fuel rods cool. friday's ea
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
people. >> reporter: the joint chief's chairman and secretary of defense said a decision to use u.s. forces in libya would be weighed against the two wars already underway. >> if we move additional assets, what are the consequences of that? for afghanistan. and for the persian gulf? >> reporter: there are several military options the u.s. could pursue. enforcing a no-fly zone to stop his air force from attacking protestors and to supporting the growing humanitarian crisis caused by thousands of libyan refugees. >> and we're taking noing ons off the table as long as the libyan government continues to turn its guns on its own people. >> reporter: so far, the unitedinations has not authorized the use of force in libya by any country and if authorized, it would come with a risk. >> we don't want to see u.s. jets over the skies of libya. >> reporter: this congressional advisor and author of the coming revolution said the u.s. would prefer using air-and- naval forces rather than ground troops. >> what the united states can consider doing is come in close to the shores and establish a bloc
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
is shock, sadness. people are telling us that they can't believe that this is how this case has gone. although one person told me just a few moments ago that, when they heard originalally that the murder victim was brought back to the store because the coworker had forgotten something and needed to get back into the store after hours last friday night, at the time, they thought that was strange and then gave it not another thought until now hearing a source confirming to fox 5 news that the arrest in this case is apparently the surviving 27-year-old coworker who, herself, seemed to have been attacked and beat en and perhaps sexually assaulted in this case. that's what authorities, montgomery county police had told us from last saturday onward, that both had been beaten, both had been sexually assaulted. one left for dead, the other who survive the night was discovered last saturday morning by a coworker coming to open the store who then grabbed a passerby who then called police. we're going to find out a lot more about this in about an hourperhaps a motive, how police were able to wo
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
and followed by mr. snider and we'll take questions after that and today the supreme court obviously gave us a decision, and we're not necessarily pleased with the outcome. this is a background, we started this five years ago to this day. matt died on march 3rd, 2006, and here we are almost five years later to the date and getting a decision from the supreme court. there is a list of names behind me on the courthouse and matthew's name is one of the names. and those are our american heros. they died for our country, for our right to be out here speaking and as you know and heard us say before, we don't believe they died for someone's right to harass someone at a funeral. nonetheless, the supreme court made it's edition and their decision is fine a. i'm very proud of mr. snider for taking on this case. it's been a long, long five years and he's been through a lot. and my heart goes out to him each and every day, each and every time i think about this. when i read that opinion today, just going over the facts of the case again today, it was breaking my heart just to read the opinion describing
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
in the morning. >> i thought we would get more rain showers in the afternoon and we got up to 70. most of us remained dry in the afternoon. it moved quickly through in the morning and things did not redevelop. that is good. let's take a look. we'll start with the satellite- radar composite and show you that there are some clouds out there this morning. i think we'll see partial sunshine during the morning hours so it won't be a bad start to the day way out to the west. nothing to us to worry about during the course of the day today. we could get precipitation late tonight. reagan national airport reporting a temperature of 53 degrees. relative humidity, 8 #%. the breeze -- relative forecast for today, partial sunshine this morning. increasing cloudien during the course of the day today. our average high for this date, 58 degrees. we are looking for a high of about 63 degrees. -- relative humidity, 83%. >> i have to say -- i don't want to say wrong. i was like boy, i love tony perkins. >> i know you've been running a lot lately, that is what it took month me to get out there. >> i put in my
FOX
Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
's in contact with her siblings on a regular basis. she probably talks to at least one of us almost daily. >> decker's husband is serving in afghanistan. he was home for the month of january and returned to the war zone in early february. joining us to talk more about the case is captain ken prat of the loudoun county sheriff's department. captain, good morning. i know you're holding a press conference about this later on today and thank you for joining us to talk about it. can you tell us what latest is on the case? >> the latest is that we're trying to gather as many leads as possible. any information that we can get from not only the relatives but also friends and then perhaps acquaintances, classmates of bethany, so that we can follow- up and try to establish a better time line of what has occurred not only before january 29th, but also through february 19th an up to date on -- and up to date on bethany's whereabouts. >> and this timeline, bethany was last seen january 29th. she wasn't reported missing until february 19th. that's a considerable amount of time. is that unusual and doe
FOX
Mar 19, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> we begin with the crisis in libya. the u.s. military is joining other nations with air attacks. we have video cued up showing tomahawk missiles being fired. the air assault is being called operation odyssey dawn. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. france are main players in the operation using sea and air fleets to attack. steve is in tripoli with the latest. >> reporter: this is one of the first tomahawk missiles launched from a u.s. navy destroyer in the mediterranean. more than 100 fires, their target is libya's air defense systems. a senior u.s. official says the strikes severely disabled them, clearing the way for air patrols by french fighter jets to cripple libya's air power. moammar gadhafi vowing revenge, staying arms are being opened to let people defend the country and threatening to attack military and civilian targets in the mediterranean region. the mediterranean and north africa will become a real war zone because of this irresponsible act and all countries interest in the reason will be in danger starting from now because of this m
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
. then, oil in the middle east. from syria, to libya and beyond. what should be the role of the u.s. military? we'll get an update from the region and talk with two of the senate's most influential voices on foreign policy. john mccain and joe lieberman. and healthcare reform one year later. we'll ask our sunday group what is the long-term prognosis for the president's signature legislation? all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. before we talk with our guests, we want to bring you the latest on events in the middle east. in syria, government soldiers have been deployed around the cities that have seen the biggest protests. in yemen, talks for a peaceful transfer of power failed saturday. now authorities worry about al-qaeda gaining strength in that country. and in libya, bombing by u.s. and allied planes has paved the way for rebel forces to retake the key oil town of brega. for more on libya, let's bring in fox news correspondent steve harrigan in tripoli. steve? >> reporter: chris, a rapid advance by the rebels, they are moving west quick
FOX
Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. one team left today, and joining the rest
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
for radiation exposure. japan is using helicopters to dump water on the reactors and scientists are helping to prevent a meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focusing helping any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief supplies. on the ground the search continues for survivors as the death toll quickly climbs. the good news for japan, the stock market there rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both a nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, japan will face years of recovery. >> reporter: damages from the earthquake and tsunami are estimated between 150 and $200 billion without a possible nuclear meltdown. >> sherry, thank you very much. >>> let's get more information on the nuclear problems in japan. >> joining us now by phone, neal cheehan from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> we are looking at new assessments of this explosion and the
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
as president obama works to assure americans there is no radiation risk in the u.s. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're going to get started at 6:00 thon friday as we look live over washington, d.c. this morning. it will be a nice one. temperatures already nice out there this mourn. it will be a great day. good morning, thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons. >>> i'm steve chenevey, thank you for being with us this friday morning. let's say good morning to tony perkins. >> good morning everybody. not a bad day on tap for us. let's take a look, get to it, your satellite-radar composite, no moisture or precipitation out there i should say. humidity levels 75, 76%. we do have clouds across the region this morning. i do think we will feature some clouds during the course of the day. will we see sunshine? yes, there will be clouds around as well. nothing in the way of precipitation for us during the day. off to the west you could see a little shower or two later on. temperature, i will pull this out for you. you can see the big picture, more clouds
FOX
Mar 26, 2011 11:00pm EDT
glass bottle. the officer used the tazer to no apparent affect, possibly because the man was wearing multiple layers of clothing and the officer drew his gun. the suspect continued to advance toward the officer. the officer was backing away, suspect continuing to advance and the officer fired his service weapon more than once. the suspect was struck more than once. >> reporter: appeared the three shell casings were on the ground. one civilian witness observed the shooting. the suspect was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive the shooting. the officer who fired his gun has been placed on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated. in aspen hill, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> an early-morning shooting left a man hospitalized and investigators looking for clues and that happened in the unit block of l street before 2 a.m. the victim was not carrying i.d. and police have not publicly identified him. there is no word on the severity of his injuries. >>> and in a few hours earlier, police were called to grand view avenue in wheaton for a shooting. a 20
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
should not be used. the man plead guilty, based on the results from that machine and was ordered to serve six consecutive weekends in jail. on july 7th, 2010, d.c. police arrested a man in the district on suspicion of dwi. he was tested on an intoxy meeter with the serial number 010845. court records show he plead guilty on december 7th of the same year. according to the office of the chief manage examiner, that machine was not approved by use for a 3-month period and including the date of the man's arrest. and in others a -- another case, a 19-year-old girl was test on the same machine and with the same serial number showed the chief toxicologists said the results shouldn't be used for a 3-month period, including the date of the girl's arrest. >> i have a difficult time understanding this and the issues that have come up in terms of the failure to disclose, their failure to be above board on all of these issues, i have a difficult time understanding why they think that is okay. it's clearly not okay. >> reporter: defense attor
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
by this case for days. tonight they tell us they believe they have it solved. they're dealing with a loan assailant who carried out this horrific -- a lone assailant who carried out this horrific crime and launched an elaborate coverup. investigators spent days going over evidence. now they believe 30-year-old jayna murray was killed by her own co-worker 27-year-old brittany erin norwood who police first believed was a surviving victim until her story started to unravel. >> as we began to analyze the forensic evidence that we collected at the scene and then that we collected in the victim's car the forensic evidence took us in a completely different direction and we were able to determine that it did not support ms. norwood's story. >> reporter: here's the story she had told all along. the two women went back to the store to retrieve, something then were confronted by two masked gloved men. they were beaten, sexually assaulted, murray was murdered. norwood claimed to have been beaten and tied up. investigators say a couple things just did not add up. >> there were only two sets of footpri
FOX
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>>> good evening. thanks for joining us. >> we begin with major breaking news. american military forces are now actively attacking libya's air defenses >> the airstrikes were launched from navy vessels in the mediterranean and along the libyan coast. 112 tomahawk cries missiles have been fired. >> they were fired from american navy subs and destroyers as well as a british sub. the strikes were deployed so that they could set up a no-fly zone. that no-fly zone will be led by the european forces. >> the united states, actingwith a broad coalition that is committed to enforcing united nations' security council resolution 1973 which calls for the protection of the libyan people. >> reporter: france launching a military operation to protect civilians in libya. a again much official says that fighter jets attacking the libyan forces in the opposition strong hold of benghazi. it is the first international military operation against muammar qaddafi. the operation comes just days after the u.s., europe and the arab world announced a plan. >> our air force will oppose any action by colonel
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Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
us at 6. i'm maureen umeh. we're going to get to the big stories in just a moment. first, let's look outside. all clear right now and snow, yup, it's on the way. when will it start and how much can we espicture? gwen tolbert is in the weather center with the details. >> reporter: mother nature is playing tricky hands with us, maureen. we had an 80-degree day and now we're dealing with snow in the forecast and let's go to the weather map. as we look at satellite radar composite, mainly some clouds starting to roll in. the big deal is going to be with the temperatures. they're going to play a major role and the cooler air is to the north of us and that is settling in across our area before it's said and done and let's look at radar. we're going to show you the major system to the south of us. you can see where the low pressure system is and there to the south, they're dealing with severe storms right now. plenty of watches and warnings with heavy rainfall and you can see a lot of lightning in the system as well and that is that ma system moving towards our area and let's look at true v
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
concerning your travel expenditures, and requested the very same documentation we used in our investigation. but brown writes the information has not been provided to me which he finds disrespectful. >> and we're going to be, put forth some of the same questions in the story and asked for answers and we will have the questions here. we'll be questioned about all the issues. >> reporter: chairman brown knows a think this or two about upsetting taxpayers after his own recent problems was driving high-priced city vehicles. >> there are going to be taxpayers saying why is kwame brown, after the trouble he's been through this week, going to be the guy in charge of looking at how the money is being spent? >> i mean, one, the trucks are back and have been returned. two, i said i would compensate for the time that i used the vehicles, meaning there is no taxpayers' dollars and no current money will be spent further and we're moving on. i think that is how you take responsibility. you own up and make sure it goes back, you know, you don't throw anyone under the bus and take full responsibility. >> a
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
and those of us mont on the cc getting thoroughly updated and a chance to ask questions. >> we are still working hard and there is good intentions on both sides and hopefully with good intentions we'll get something done. >> reporter: now here is the thing. even though the deadline is very close and they may not come to an agreement, that doesn't necessarily mean we're looking at a lockout. they could agree to extend the deadline and continue negotiating so that is a possibility here. we'll have to wait and see how negotiations go later on today. back to you guys in the studio. >> sarah, thank you very much. >>> in other news, hundreds of nurses will go on strike tomorrow at the d.c. region's largest hospital. 1600 nurses at washington hospital center plan to walk off the job for 24 hours in a contract dispute over wages, benefits, staffing and patient safety. the hospital has been securing replacements and said every unit will be fully staffed. though the strike is only called for one day from 7:00 a.m. tomorrow until 7:00 a.m. saturday, hospital officials say striking nurses will not b
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
for gay marriage as written as the senate has passed it? she told us she made up her mind but didn't tell us which way. everything is up in the air. could be a key committee vote in a few hours >> what is your feeling on this? primarily constituent pressure or is there something else here? >> reporter: huge constituent pressure and she says some of her own religious beliefs. prince george's county is a predominantly african-american county, one of the few suburban counties in the united states. many of the ministers don't want gay marriage legalized in maryland. some of them say they might settle for civil union legislation but think the word "marriage" should apply only to the traditional heterosexual couples. only five states in the u.s. legalized gay marriage plus dc, maryland would be the next state, the sixth. >> john henrehan, thank you. >>> meantime dc is celebrating one year of marriage quality. today marks the first anniversary of gay and lesbian couples being able to legally marry in the district. this morning the mayor gray and other community leaders acknowledged the occasion
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the top u.s. energy official meanwhile, steven shoe, expressed frustration with the information coming from japanese officials. >> events unfeeling in japan incident appears to be more serious than three-mile island. to what extent, we don't know now and as they're unfolding rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day- by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't know what is happening. >> reporter: at the white house, questions surveyed about the japanese government's honesty in dealing with the crisis and who americans should listen to. >> when there is a situation when our advice on what to do in reaction to this incident to protect your physical safety, if first from the advice the government of japan is giving, we'll give separate and additional advice to american citizens in japan. >> reporter: millions are struggling still with no electricity, little food, water or heat and in frigid temperatures, rescuers are trying to find survivors five days later, followed by a tsunamina thaswallowed entire towns, survivors are being found. >> chances of survival are small but we'r
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Mar 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
.c. city hall. mayor gray's chief of staff out. thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. the move comes after weeks of scandals including revelations of overpaid staffers. fox 5's wisdom martin here to explain what this means for the city government. >> mayor gray said he requested and accepted the resignation of chief of staff gerri mason hall. he said they discussed the resignation over the last several days and in the end gray says the distractions with the personnel matters were overshadowing the government's work. chief of staff gerri mason hall is out. the mayor says he's known her 20 years and she is an outstanding professional but when it came down to it -- >> i think this issue around personnel eventually became a huge challenge, numerous questions about it. >> reporter: the first few is no of the gray administration have been surround -- months of the gray administration have been surrounded by controversy, the biggest, the firing of sulaimon brown. questions a rose over his six figure salary and if he was checked out before he was hired. b
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
u.s. military power in libya? >> reporter: the heavy fighting are reported in benzhada and another. forced rebels to retreat after suffering heavy losses and while the rebels appear today to have lost momentum that has not flood coalition fores as they keep up their attacks. looking more like a road race than a retreat, they fled from sirte after government troops forced them back and while hand- picked groups can still be seen waving as poachers and shouting his name, the reality is that ghadafi's grip on power is weakening. a one-two punch with the tomahawk missiles and airstrikes continuing to hit the trooping and ammunition stockpile and nato allies are talking about non-military ways to keep up the pressure. >> and this includes a unified front of political and diplomatic pressure making it clear to him he must go. >> reporter: in his speech monday, president obama made it clear while he wants ghadafi gone, he will not order the u.s. forces to target him directly. >> reporter: they include a regime change and that would be a mistake. >> reporter: while u.s. efforts may result
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
to have to sit here and ask these questions because you haven't given us responses. that is what is the most painful part of this. it's our job to ask the question and get the information and for someone to accept some sort of responsibility. >> udcs board of trustees did promise to have that internal audit finished by the end of the month, and shawn, they did motion if they do find that there may have been inappropriate travel, they do expect to ask president sessums to pay back some of that meany if they find that that is necessary and that something went wrong. >> at this point, it's up to the board what happens to sessum, right? >> very much so. the board is ultimately responsible for hiring them and they're responsible for his fate. that being said, the chairman said something interesting today saying there are seven voluntary members of the board, she one of the members and for two years, udc has been waiting for the mayor to appoint eight vacant seats and said they're overwhelmed. >> i understand that something else came up. city council confirmed something, they were unha
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
, starting to feel a little chilly. >> starting to complain a little bit. >> getting used to the warmer temperatures. >> not much i can do for steve. >> i'll take it. >> the rest of us, it is a little chilly out there. a few spots below freezing. bring along a jacket or coat. our highs today will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. not a lot to show you. see the greens and yellows off to the west in ken and southern independent -- in kentucky and southern indiana. that is our next weather maker. until then, we should a decent day today. right now, our temperatures are cool. they're real cool. how cool are they? let's switch maps and we'll be able to tell you. 40degrees at reagan national. dulles, below freezing, that's cold, 31. bwi marshall, 34. 52 the daytime high. winds will be light out of the north at five to 10. kind of typical for this time of year. >> i think it was about that early in the morning in miami and i was like oh, how chilly. this is what it is like back home. it is amazing what a difference it make when you go on vacation. >> how easily we're spoiled by sunshine. julie
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
back today as high pressure will keep us temporary dry. but you can see the cloudiness associated with the systems moving through the washington area. so we'll go with a partly to mostly sunny day today and again it will be cooler. a cold front came through yesterday and that's going to hold the temperatures down just a little bit this afternoon. currently 41 at reagan national. 33 out at dulles. still cold out to the west. harrisonburg is 31 degrees. and in ocean city this morning, 40. our highs later in afternoon will vary but in the upper 40s and low 50s. there you go, mostly sunny skies this afternoon. partly sunny and cooler than yesterday. yesterday upper 50s, today upper 40s and low 50s. more details on the forecast. it gets better from here. wait until you see the five-day and i'll have that for you coming up. allison. >>> we continue to follow the deadly earthquake and tsunami in japan this morning. the official death toll now standing at 2800 but some estimate that could go as high as 10,000. >> the country has experienced more than 150 aftershocks. most recent a 6.2 ear
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
think today will be quiet and thursday and friday mostly quiet. some impulses bringing us a chance of rain here and there. cooler days are ahead after today. high today in the 60s but after that we'll be in the 50s for a couple of days and even cooler. more sunshine toward the latter part of the week. here are the current temperatures around the region. 52 degrees in washington. 50 in ab app list -- annapolis. 47 in martinsberg, west virginia and in fredericksberg it is 59. look for partial sunshine this morning and clouds during the course of the afternoon and tonight. chance of rain late tonight but during the daytime we are dry and highs in the low to mid- 60s. we'll have more shortly and rights now let's go to julie wright and get an update on traffic. >>> a lot going on. unfortunately we have received word of a fatal crash that will tie-up your commute on brandywine road between cedarville road and baden westville road. the big story this morning is the baltimore washington parkway. the accident involving the overturned vehicle northbound before the exit for 95. some traffic i
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
see that across the eastern u.s., quite a variety of temperatures. binghamton, new york, 28 degrees. there is snow falling in new england this morning. and cape hatteras, 62 degrees. so not bad at all. the forecast for today, a lot of clouds. we'll have periods of rain and showers and then maybe this afternoon some thunderstorms, some of which could be strong. look for a high in d.c. today in the upper 50s and down to the south into the 60s. that's a look at the weather. now another check on this morning's rush hour traffic from julie wright. >>> a couple of things have popped up on us on the roads. on the outer loop from springfield in the direction of the wilson bridge, accident right here along the right side of the road. they are in the process of moving it. it is behind the overhead sign but they are in the process of moving it to the right shoulder. until that happens, big delays from van dorn over to eisenhower past the scene. then as you can see, the pace improves headed for the wilson bridge. but it's bunched up as you travel f
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Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
to check them out and tell us about the weather. >> reporter: a beautiful start to the day. a little chilly. a breeze out of the north and northwest and feelings just came back to my fingers a few minutes. but with sunshine, we're expecting high temperatures in the mid-50s and this is the nicest day of the week to get down here. peak blossoms start today, about 70%. and they'll be peaking over the next couple of days so get on down here later this afternoon. let's get going with a start and take a look at the temperatures. and after bottoming out in the 20s and low 30s, we're rebounding. in the mid 30s in the area. 36 at reagan national. 34 at both dulles and bwi marshall. but again the temperatures will jump a good 10 degrees by the noon hour and we'll be in the 50s later today. satellite radar, a lot of clear skies in the forecast. and you can see in our live shot down here, we have bright blue sky this morning. and we're expecting that to continue for most of the day today. now as we get into the late afternoon, as we open up the satellite radar, you'll see out to the west some cloudines
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
-union sentiment across the country. fox 5's stacey cohan takes us there. >> the protesters are running wild. >> reporter: this is where it all started to go wrong or to go right depending on who you ask. hundreds of union workers from our city plus activist groups like moveon.org stormed the downtown building that was hosting a fundraiser for republicans. moments before protesters took over the president of the lobbying firm hosting the event told fox news this is a regular event held for wisconsin politicians. >> there is no doubt politics in this country and wisconsin have certainly changed in the last year. two years ago we had this event we'd have 15 people. >> reporter: a few more than 15 showed up this time. protesters swarmed the streets around 12th and f northwest. metropolitan police circled and for a time the situation grew tense. then the group began marching in the streets blocking traffic as they made their way to the white house. >> i am a union member! i am a woman! i am a worker! i am a democrat! i care about this country! >> reporter: the crowd was closely followed by mpd a
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Mar 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
a priority. >> stay with us, there's lots more still to come, on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. revlon growluscious mascara. helps lashes grow stronger. with a unique formula that complements my lashes' natural growth cycle. 96% saw instantly longer lashes. this is the start of something big. revlon growluscious mascara. >>> this report on "driving skills for life" is made possible by ford. >> i think it was amazing! >> i really enjoyed it. >> really useful. >> they're talking about a national program run by ford, ay association. in giant parking lots like this one outside chicago's cellular field, there's room to learn from your mistakes. as you learn to recognize and avoid a hazard in a hurry. >> so you have to make your decision because two lights turn red, and one's still green, so you have to change real fast. >> what we're trying to do is simulate a situation that could happen on the highway or on a side street, where you're going down the road, a pickup truck or something on the back of it has fallen off, a mattress or something large. and if you're using your vision cor
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Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
. >> reporter: police in new haven, connecticut, say u.s. marshalls arrested the suspected east coast rapist on the city street in the middle of friday afternoon without incident. back in december of 2009, investigators from four different states concluded through dna evidence that one suspect had been raping and attacking women since 1997. new haven police identified the suspect as 39-year-old aaron thomas. >> he was charged with sexual assault in the first-degree, burglary in the first-degree and risk of injury to a minor, with a $1 million cash bond. he was also charged as a fugitive for justice in the prince william county case with charges of two counts of rape, abduction and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the first-degree. >> reporter: the prince william county case is the most recent attacks. on halloween 2009 three teenage girls trick or treated in this dale city neighbor and were accosted by a man with a gun and marched into nearby woods. two were raped. recently police established a website and billboards to spark leads. it workedch a tipster called and thomas wa
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Mar 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
lawyered up. fox 5's bob barnard is working the story for us, bob. >> reporter: shawn, not just any lawyer but one of the most powerful attorneys here in washington, bob bennett, and tonight we have spoken to both parties at the center of this growing controversy. we caught up with dc mayor vincent gray tonight after an early childhood education event at the sumner school in northwest. >> i understand you have retained bob bennett to represent you. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: tell me why, sir. >> as this unfolds, i was the one that called for the investigation in the first place, so i just want to make sure that as this thing unfolds that i have the best advice i could possibly have and it's really quite that simple. >> reporter: the other player in this scandal, sue brown, who met with fbi investigators for several hours today. >> i can't comment on the specifics. i can just say that they were professional and i cooperated with everything they wanted. >> reporter: did you bring them some evidence, some envelopes with evidence? >> i can't comment on that. >> reporter: did they take stuff from
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in their 60s. a neighbor tells fox5 they are iranian nationals who are permanent residents of the u.s. the couple left for iran several weeks ago for the end engagement of one of their two daughters. investigators say they have been in touch with the owners who say they have no idea who would want to harm them or their property. they reported no recent threats or trouble of any kind. >> until we know what it is i will be a little bit nervous about what is going on here. >> reporter: this is where the bomb went off. plywood now covers the window. we are told that it is actually is the window that would ajoin a sitting room at the very front of the house. again, they are saying that the captured a lot of this on surveillance camera but stopped short of saying they actually captured the person placing the bomb on the window sile. the damage is fairly significant. we are told it is 25,000 to 50,000 dollars worth of damage here, sean. >> thank goodness no one got hurt. paul wagner, thanks. >> the reward is growing tonight in a bethesda murder mystery and also growing the memorial outside t
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is unclear. the police didn't give us a hint that they were on to a suspect. we didn't know that until we were handed the statement a couple of minutes ago and we were told there would be some information and thought it would be the ballistics comparison that the two cases were connected and we had hints they were connected for a couple of days now, but nothing definitive until just now when we got the saint from chief tom manger. the cases are connected, suspects in custody and don't know why they were murdered at this point. the chief is promising more information at 6:30 tonight. >> and we're working this and trying to get more information. do you know is mr. gadera, the man who came to the country, if he ever attended the same muslim community center as the other financial victim? >> reporter: he did not -- community center as the other victim? >> reporter: he did not. he was a buddhist and didn't attend the community center. that is a part of this that doesn't make sense to us either. >> hopefully this will be made clear after 6 tonight. thank you, paul. >> all right. >> reporter: b
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the u.s. isn't completely off the hook here, but this does help the president diminish the u.s. role over libya. our u.s. fighter jets doing heavy lifting could be over. they went along with the plan to lookdown libyan air space. >> we have agreed along with nato allies to transition, command, and control for the no- fly zone over libya to nato. >> reporter: it's an out for president obama who wanted to limit u.s. leadership in the libyan mission. but there are still some questions about what role nato will play protecting civilians. the u.s. military would still be responsible for going after the military on the ground. the most difficult and controversial mission in libya. there are some things that only the u.s. military can do. >> we will continue to apply the pressure we can through strikes on logistics and weapons capability to compel them to stop killing their own people. >> reporter: that mission could test the resolve of the united nations which called for the intervention in the first place. for critics of the president's leadership, this is e evidence of a weakened u
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
as the president debated whether or not the u.s. could start arming rebel groups. >>> it was 30 years ago today that a gunman fired shots at president ronald reagan. a look back at that day and the only local tv interview with jim brady, the press secretary who suffered life-altering wounds in the assassination attempt. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >>> let's take a look outside as we look at traffic on the wilson bridge, early on this wednesday morning. it's march 30th, getting close to the end of the month. one more day left in this third month of the year. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. glad that you are with us today. and i seem to recall this is going to be the nicest day of the week. did i miss that. >> i think yesterday might have been. i think you might have missed it. >> i missed it. i was hoping for this day. >> but this might be the nicest moment of this particular day. >> there you go, live for the moment. enjoy the next few minutes, it's going to be nice. and then we have the changes. >> and it's done. >> and it's over. yesterda
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Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
in the chest. >> most of us remember just where we were when that happened, exactly where we were. the president was leaving a popular d.c. hotel at the time and fox 5's sarah simmons is outside of the washington hilton on connecticut avenue where it all happened. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony and allison. it was 2:27 in the afternoon, it was march 30th, president ronald reagan was coming out of a v.i.p. entrance here at the hilton hotel. when he came out, there were a crowd of reporters and photographers and people waiting for him, hoping just catch a glimpse of the president. well along with the people in the crowd was a man who wanted the president dead and now 30 years later, we are learning just how serious the situation was that day. >> there were two shots, bang, bang. and then a gap in time, but very minuscule. and then i hear four more shots. but i'm already moving on that first shot. >> reporter: jerry parr in the tan raincoat standing just behind the president was head of the secret service presidential detail at the time. after the shots rang out
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
brown, he will join us live to talk about the situation at udc as well as his own suv controversy. >>> the udc story started with a tip. if you have something that you want to us investigation, go to myfoxdc.com and click on news tips at the top right corner of our home page or you can call our tip line. there is the number on the screen. >>> in loudoun county this morning, the search is on for a young mother expecting her second baby. # 1-year-old bethany decker was last seen at her apartment in ashburn on january 29th. her family reported her missing on february 19th. deck air is senior at george mason and is five months pregnant. her husband is overseas serving in afghanistan. her young con is staying with relatives and remains in their care. >>> now to the developing civil war in libya. we are getting word that forces loyal to moammar ghadafi have retain control of key oil installations in the east. rebels in other areas are coming under air attacks. the white house is moving ships into the mediterranean sea. some are asking for the united states to take military action to top
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Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
that popped up near the icc working southbound along 95. the crew in sky fox still with us right now showing us the remains of the accident which has been cleared. so all lanes are open southbound along i-95. delays leaving 32 down toward the icc work zone. again chopper brad with a live shot working southbound this morning. no incidents to report now, lanes are open. bw parkway feeling the heat and slowdowns over there leaving 198 toward 197. back inside, southbound along 270, delays out of germantown past mva. slow from montrose toward the split. the outer loop congested. this is the accident off the ramp from the prince william parkway into the h.o.v. lanes headed north. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> the nuclear crisis in japan may have worsened overnight. >> another reactor fire has the government now there widening an evacuation zone and there are fears of a possible partial meltdown. sherry is tracking this from our news room. good morning, sherry. >> reporter: good morning. the situation in japan is deteriorating. u.s. and japanese scientists are trying to contain
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Mar 20, 2011 8:00am EDT
missiles fired as the u.s. military gets involved in a third muslim country. >>> and break down the three big stories in my new sunday sports trifecta. >>> good morning. welcome to fox 5 news sunday. the fair fax county search and rescue team is back in the u.s. after a heroing mission in japan. we'll hear back after they arrive home this morning. >>> first an early morning house fire. a sprawling 10,000 square foot home in hunting town, maryland, went up in flames. now none of the injuries are life threatening. investigators believe it started in the chimney. the home as you can see here is a total loss. >>> now to the latest on the crisis in libya. the air assault has begun. more than 100 tom hawk cruise missiles fired from u.s. and british warships rained down on libya. the target radar sites in the capitol of tripoli. they also hit targets on the ground. ohm battled leader gadafi is promising to fight back calling the attacks a "crusader aggression." clearing the way for a no-fly zone approved by the united nations on thursday night. the u.s. is leading a coalition of some 20 nations
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. a neighbor told us she was so afraid after a confrontation she had she called police. >> i met rowan about 3.5 years ago. he had come to my house and he harassed my grandmother and i -- >> angela makeo says that goodlett showed up at her home one night and wouldn't go away. >> i called police because he won't go away. nothing ever happened after that. they just like kind of like threatened him to stay away. >>> goodlett was living with his parents after his conditional release in another case involving harassment and robbery. >> when granted his release on january 15, 2009 there were a total of 17 special conditions that were outlined by the court governing his release. >> reporter: that conditional release was still in place at the time of the only murders. something other neighbors say they knew nothing about. >> his father told me he had some challenges, but he was just a nice guy. it just seemed awful. >> reporter: goodlett was pulled over on monday about an hour after victim gadar was gunned down on north christ street. they found out he lived on old nino road right next to the other vi
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
it today. thank you for waking up with us. i'm sarah simmons. >> and steve is off today. i'm allison seymour. >> tony is on assignment today. >> a sweet assignment. >> he is at mix 107.3 just hanging out. what's going on? >> just hanging out. who is behind the mike right here doing the jack diamond show this week. this were kind enough to invite us along to spend the time with them. live studio audience. can't believe you got up this early to come to a radio show. look at this. you look more like me than i do. >> check this out. that is very funny. we'll have a ball here. brook is here. say hi to brook. we've got a lot of stuff going on. i'm told there are some surprises. we'll be simulcasting later on this morning. this is one of those mornings you can watch on tv and list ontario radio. mix 107.3. let's talk about the weather. carson is already giving me grief about it. many of you are in the 20s. here in the district, 32 degrees. 25 in frederick so a very cold start to the day. it will be a cool day. sunshine today, this morning, as opposed to the last few days when we've seen a
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Mar 26, 2011 9:00am EDT
to be vegan. >> it just uses less water to be vegan. it uses less land -- all of which is sort of being depleted by our current system of agriculture. >> reporter: vegans don't eat any animal products. they also don't use anything made from animals like leather shoes or bags. >> being a vegan is like actively taking a more gentle footstep on the earth. >> reporter: shannon algiere is a grower at stone barns center for food and agriculture. the farm doesn't use pesticides or other chemicals and everything used for growing, including water, is recycled. emili became vegan after volunteering here. this is where she often buys vegetables for her meals. >> hey, how are you? >> i'm good. how are you.? i'd like some scapes. >> reporter: by the way -- scapes are the stalks of garlic plants. while kinder to the earth, being vegan and even vegetarian is risky, especially when you're a teen. anne fletcher is a dietician and the author of weight loss confidential." she says anyone considering changing their diet, should make an important step first. >> the best thing for them to do is to go see a r
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